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A-Z Therapies List

This is what we offer at Neal’s Yard Therapy Rooms in Bath. Although we are not a true spa – no pool or sauna to speak of, we do offer many of the treatments you would expect from a spa.


Acupuncture has been practised in eastern countries for 2,500 years. It’s a traditional form of Chinese medicine based on the understanding that our body’s motivating energy force or Qi (pronounced chi) moves through a network of channels, or meridians, that run beneath the skin. According to Acupuncture theory, illness arises from blockages in the energy flow. Therapists insert fine, sterile needles at various points on the meridians to rebalance the body’s energy.


Aromatherapy uses essential oils extracted from flowers and plants with an aim to balance the emotions and improve general health and wellbeing. Your therapist will carefully choose a blend of essential oils to address your symptoms or mood. These are added to a carrier oils and applied to your skin through massage. There is evidence that Aromatherapy can alleviate symptoms associated with stress and relieve tension.

Aromatherapy (Clinical) with Oriental Diagnosis

This clinical aromatherapy uses an Oriental medicine principle to diagnose your health pattern and select essential oils to focus towards addressing the root cause of your concern, rather than for just general symptoms. The most fundamental action according to Oriental medicine is that of effect on the energetic aspect on the body and mind. Incorporated with massage, to bring Qi (vital energy) into alignment and balance it helps to restore both your physical and mental balance.

Practitioners: Keiko Kishimoto

Aromatouch Technique

A gentle feather like nurturing massage using a combination of essential oils in a specific order. You will feel bathed in the power of nature! The aromatic properties improves well-being, bringing the body into a state of balance. An aromatic journey worth experiencing!

Practitioners: Beth Lass

Ayurvedic Facelift

Practitioners: Array

Bach Flower Therapy

Harmonising the emotions to create a state of health and happiness

In the 1930s Dr Edward Bach developed a system for identifying and treating different emotional states using 38 flower remedies.  His system is based on the belief that the root of illness lies in a patient’s attitude and emotional outlook and that to regain health, it’s necessary to resolve any negative states of mind. Bach Flower Therapists believe that this is done through the emotional influence naturally exerted by particular flowers.

Practitioners: Sharon Rich

Bowen Technique

Bowen Technique is a non-invasive, hands-on treatment that aims to allow the body to ‘re-set’ and heal itself. The treatment addresses key points on the body to stimulate energy flow. Working with the soft tissue to encourage realignment, it involves a gentle, rolling motion with very light touches. It’s a particularly gentle therapy and has been reported to have profound results within a few sessions.

Practitioners: Carla Hanreck


Counselling helps us to identify and resolve difficult feelings and negative ways of coping. It offers a safe, confidential space to tell our story, providing the opportunity to explore the roots of any issues we have. It encourages greater self awareness and clarity of purpose which can help us change entrenched beliefs or behaviours that may be undermining our health, self esteem and ability to develop and sustain meaningful relationships.

Practitioners: Lynda Mutch

Couples Counselling

Couples counselling helps people to find techniques to listen to each other and communicate so that they can find a way through their problems together.

Counselling helps us to identify and resolve difficult feelings and negative ways of coping. It offers a safe, confidential space to tell our story, providing the opportunity to explore the roots of any issues we have. It encourages greater self awareness and clarity of purpose which can help us change entrenched beliefs or behaviours that may be undermining our health, self esteem and ability to develop and sustain meaningful relationships.

Practitioners: Lynda Mutch

Cranial Osteopathy

Cranial osteopathy is a subtle hands-on treatment that encourages the release of stresses and tensions throughout the body.  Cranial osteopaths are trained to feel subtle changes in the body’s ‘cranial rhythm’, caused by tension. It’s a gentle yet extremely effective approach and may be used in a wide range of conditions for people of all ages, from birth to old age.

Practitioners: Giles Cleghorn

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral therapy is a subtle way of working not only with the cranium (head), and sacrum (base of the spine), but with any area of the body holding physical or emotional stress.  The practitioner uses their hands to locate and gently help to release tensions. The effects of physical, mental, or emotional trauma can remain in the body indefinitely. Craniosacral therapy gives feedback to the body about the tensions it holds.  This allows the body to use its own healing potential to reach a more balanced state.  Craniosacral therapy addresses the fluid systems of the body. For a full explanation please go to www.craniosacral.co.uk.  It can also be used to ‘unwind’ the fascia and connective tissue. This can be particularly helpful for joint injuries and strains.

Crystal Healing

Ancient form of healing therapy that uses crystals and gemstones to restore balance to the body’s energy systems. Every crystal has a unique energetic signature that can be harnessed to enhance our spiritual, mental and physical well-being and can be used in many different ways. A full crystal treatment may incorporate a number of techniques, including chakra balancing based on colour correspondence, crystal layouts on the body, gridding and clearing energy.

Practitioners: Ottavia Mazzoni

Crystal Massage

A deeply relaxing form of massage during which the practitioner intuitively uses crystals to gently stroke the client’s body to relieve tension and stress.  As the energy of the crystal helps to shift energy block is the body, the massage is performed with the client fully clothed and using light massage strokes.  A variety of crystal tools designed for the purpose can be used: wands, palm stones, lenses, pebbles and points.

Practitioners: Ottavia Mazzoni

Crystal Therapy

Focuses on rebalancing and energizing the subtle energy system. Crystals have a piezoelectric charge which interacts with the magnetic field around the body re-tuning it. They have different properties which give off different qualities. Each quality can stimulate different meridians or chakras. A relaxing and uplifting experience.

Practitioners: Beth Lass

Crystal Zone Therapy

Similar to reflexology, crystal zone therapy was developed by crystal healer Dramis West. It utilises a dedicated small clear quartz point to lightly stimulate pressure points in the hands and/or the feet. Crystal Zone Therapy is a deeply relaxing practice and is very effective in balancing the entire body and in calming the mind in times of stress.

Practitioners: Ottavia Mazzoni

Deep Tissue Massage (inc. mobilisation)

Deep Tissue Massage aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fibres of the muscles, tendons and fascia. A deep-tissue massage helps loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly.

Diet Analysis & Weight Loss

Change is scary and can be uncomfortable. We understand that and create a safe space for you to begin from. This is a process that is made comfortable, simple and interesting to follow – toward your ideal weight. It begins with analysing your current diet, understanding your lifestyle, your likes and suggesting small, manageable steps towards a well balanced diet with easy to follow recipes, meal and snack options.

Very often one small tweak makes the most impact, that gives us inspiration and motivation to go further.

Practitioners: Stamena Milusheva

Ear Candling

This is an effective, non-invasive means of treating a variety of ear, nose and throat conditions. As the candles burn they create a vapour infused with therapeutic herbs and essential oils. Their tube shape creates a chimney effect, drawing away the vapour and any impurities from the ear. Gentle heat from the candle stimulates the blood and lymph circulation, boosting the immune system and regulating pressure within your sinuses,

Practitioners: Keiko Kishimoto

Eden Energy Technique

Eden Energy Technique is based on the teachings of Donna Eden. It uses kinesiology to asses eight energy systems. It is an option for many chronic conditions and treatment involves collaboration with the client who will be taught to do gentle energy techniques at home between treatments.

Practitioners: Carla Hanreck

Emotional Freedom Technique

Specific meridian points around the face and chest are stimulated by finger tapping, releasing energy that has been locked in the subtle energy system usually caused by a negative experience. Some of the issues that EFT can support are phobias, feeling unloved and low self -esteem. Assists in changing unwanted thought patterns thus improving self-confidence.

Practitioners: Beth Lass

Esalen® Massage

It’s not uncommon for someone to complete a 28-day residential Esalen® massage certification course and leave saying, “that was fantastic, but… what exactly is Esalen massage?”  Brita Ostrom, of the Esalen Massage and Bodywork Association puts it best:

“At the heart of the session is a sense of empowering each individual to regain a sense of harmony, reverence, and balance, and to awaken inner resources for healing.  It is not unusual to hear, ‘That was the most amazing massage I’ve ever received.’”

Esalen massage is a flowing, fluid, integrated bodywork experience – bespoke, intuitive, spontaneous, and truly effective.

Practitioners: Ayres Gipson

Facelift Massage & Indian Face Massage

A combination of Indian Face Massage and other healing techniques including acupressure used on the head, face and neck in order to give you a natural facelift.  Using massage to release tension in the facial muscles and stimulate circulation this technique is a non-invasive treatment to help relax and improve appearance.

Practitioners: Keiko Kishimoto

Facial (Neal’s Yard Holistic)

The Neal’s Yard Remedies Holistic Facial is a tailored facial treatment, incorporating consultation, detailed skin analysis to determine your skin type, facial diagnosis to unveil any signs of inner health and well being issues, and comprehensive after care advice.

15% discount is offered to the client be used in the shop after the treatment.

Practitioners: Caroline Josling

Facial Energy Release

A blissfully light massage treatment of the face, which release muscular tension in the 91 muscles of the face, helping the connective tissue to regain its elasticity and vitality, reducing frowns, wrinkles and worry lines and greatly improving the complexion and texture of the skin. Tense muscles have bad circulation which blocks energy paths causing tension, pain and discomfort. Facial Energy Release- face therapy also works on the reflex points and meridians to release blocked energy thus relieving headache, jaw, neck and shoulder pain. The energy in the body is balanced, the nervous system fine tuned, and harmony of body and mind is restored.

Practitioners: Caroline Josling

Facial Reflexology (Sorensensistem™)

Facial reflexology is a unique holistic therapy which combined traditional healing system from Orient and South America and modern science of clinical neurology. It works by stimulating acupressure points and neurovascular points, also by stimulating reflex zones relating to main organs and physical boy with unique gentle and deep relaxing stroke. This therapeutic facial treatment helps to release tension from the body, increase relaxation and promote an enhanced feeling of whole-body well- being, it can also help leave you with a glowing complexion.

Practitioners: Keiko Kishimoto

Facial Rejuvenation (Acupuncture)

Acupuncture has been practiced in eastern countries for 2,500 years.  It is a traditional form of Chinese medicine based on the understanding that our body’s motivating energy force or Qi (chi) moves through a network of channels that run beneath the skin.  Facial acupuncture, or revitalisation, is a non-surgical method of reducing the signs of the aging process.  More than just a cosmetic procedure, it is designed to help the whole body look and feel younger.

Practitioners: Bryan Melville

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Practitioners: Phillipa Parish

Gentle Postural Alignment

Balancing the bones of the spine and pelvis, and releasing tension in the surrounding tissues can get to the source of many conditions, back pain being just one of them. Jo Hanstead has spent 30 years working with subtle yet powerful hands-on techniques that help to realign the body. She now uses a combination of these techniques, tailored to suit every patient. Babies, children, pregnant women, sports people, the elderly can all benefit from these gentle techniques. Also an excellent check up for everybody wanting to maintain or improve their health.

Practitioners: Joanna Hanstead

Herbal Medicine (Western)

Herbalism is the practice of using the therapeutic properties of plants to aid our body’s natural healing processes. Medical herbalism is firmly rooted in western medical tradition and herbalists are trained in the same diagnostic skills as orthodox doctors. They may prescribe herbs for specific effects on the body or as support for the natural healing process.


The word homoeopathy comes from the Greek meaning ‘similar suffering’. It works on the premise that like cures like – treating symptoms with minute amounts of specially potentised medicines that cause similar symptoms in healthy people – which then work to stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself.

Practitioners: Christiane Ley and Lynda Mutch

Hot Stone Massage

Using hot stones with massage technique allows the muscles to become warm more quickly and allows a deeply relaxed state.  The heat penetrates the soft tissues of the body, which has a balancing effect on our body and mind.

Practitioners: Ruth Brown


Natural child-birth techniques enhanced by self hypnosis.

Practitioners: Maxine Kear

Hypnotherapy (Clinical, Solution Focused)

Hypnotherapy works by communicating with the subconscious mind to change behaviour patterns.  In order for the subconscious mind to accept these changes the conscious mind needs to be quietened, hence the relaxed state a therapist induces.  Once the subconscious mind is open to change, new patterns of behaviour can be created.

Practitioners: Maxine Kear

Indian Head Massage

Rooted in the ancient Indian healing system of Ayurveda, Indian Head Massage works on the belief that ailments are caused by blockages in the energy flow around the body; massage helps clear blockages, returning the body to a state of health.


Kinesiology is a form of muscle testing used to detect and correct imbalances in our bodies. It is used to evaluate normal and abnormal body function including testing of the nervous, vascular, and lymphatic systems. Having diagnosed the problem areas, Kinesiology aims to restore balance on all levels by activating our body’s natural healing processes.

Practitioners: Maxine Kear and Caroline Metz

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

This is a very light, rhythmic massage technique that encourages lymph (the fluid that bathes the cells) to flow more freely around the body. The massage stimulates your lymphatic system and increases the elimination of toxins. Fluid congestion is relieved, promoting healing, strengthening the immune system and helping reduce pain. It’s particularly helpful for easing the fluid retention of pregnancy and the menstrual cycle.

Please note, our practitioners are not able to offer MLD after cancer treatment or surgery. Please check with MLD UK for therapists who specialize in those conditions.

Practitioners: Keiko Kishimoto

Massage (Holistic)

This involves a variety of techniques designed to relax muscles, increase oxygen in the blood and release toxins from muscles. Stroking in the direction of the heart stimulates circulation and flushes the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes, all of which help shorten recovery time after muscle strain. As well as providing specific medical benefits, holistic massage improves general health and wellbeing.


In naturopathy, health is viewed as a dynamic state of equilibrium between the structural, biochemical and emotional aspects of a person.  This is known as the Triad of Health.  Naturopathic principles acknowledge that the human body has an innate ability to resist disease and it’s own mechanisms of recovery and self-regulation.  A person’s vitality is considered to be of overall importance in the body’s self-healing capability and a treatment plan will be devised accordingly.

In practice, naturopaths will make use of various modalities that are designed to stimulate the activation of the body’s own homeostatic mechanisms.  Treatment plans are holistic as they will include all aspects of the triad of health.  Techniques might include structural adjustments using various bodywork modalities, such as Neuromuscular Technique.

Biochemical adjustments could include giving naturopathic dietary and nutritional advice, cleansing and detoxing regimens or the prescribing of herbal teas or tissue salts.  Help on a mental and emotional level might include using Bach Flower remedies, giving lifestyle advice or prescribing herbal teas such as chamomile tea to aid relaxation.  Naturopathic hydrotherapy is often used as a theraputic tool as it helps with all aspects of the triad of health and boosts the body’s vitality

Practitioners: Lucy Peel

Nutritional Counselling & Therapy

Good nutrition is vital to a healthy functioning body. Clinical nutrition aims to identify and treat nutritional deficiencies, improve food assimilation, eliminate allergens and detoxify the body. Nutritional therapists undergo a period of clinical practice when trained, thus enabling them to hold one to one consultations with clients. They are thoroughly trained to assess your health and any symptoms so that they can prescribe a tailored health programme. Through a healthy balanced diet adjusted to your needs and health conditions, and sometimes supplemented with herbal, vitamin and mineral supplements you can improve your body’s health and functioning.In healthy eating, the ultimate goal is to promote long-term good health & fend off increased risk of disease while maintaining the balance,so that food is still enjoyable. Making our own decisions is the best way to learn. The nutritional therapy we offer is aiming to find a way that will bring our clients results they want, but also it gives them the knowledge they need to feel more empowered to look after themselves and make their own decisions. However, nutritional behaviour that is reinforced tends to be repeated and strengthened. Behaviour which is not reinforced tends to be weakened and die out or be extinguished. We will give you the support and motivation to reinforce your healthy behaviour.

Practitioners: Phillipa Parish

Nutritional Therapy

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Practitioners: Array


A hands-on treatment to help correct imbalances in the body.  Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment that corrects imbalances in certain structures of the body. Osteopaths are trained to ‘feel’ disruptions in the muscles, bones and ligaments. They then use a variety of techniques, including manipulation, massage and stretching, to help restore balance and encourage the healing process.

Practitioners: Giles Cleghorn

Pranic Healing

The word ‘Prana’ means life’s energy.  Pranic Healing is a highly evolved and tested non touch complementary therapy.  Many physical and psychological ailments may benefit from a treatment.  It is highly systematic and scientific in its approach, which distinguishes it from other healing therapies. Pranic Healing is a simple yet powerful and effective system that works on the principle that the body is a self healing organism.

Practitioners: Anna Harvey

Pregnancy Yoga therapy

Healthy and happy bump and birth is a Yoga therapy for expecting mums, where centuries old natural yogic tools are utilised to create mindful and knowledgeable experience for mum and growing baby. The requirements of the mum and baby are different during the different phases of the pregnancy, so is the practice adjusted to suit those phases. The practice aims to create calmness and inner stability, which is a healthy eco system for the growing foetus in the first 12 weeks. Followed by gentle physical work to stabilise and engage abdominal muscles, protect the lower back and prepare for the birth process. In the final stage, various important breathing techniques are added that help during the delivery. Each case is very individual, so are the yoga therapies designed.

Before starting with the programme, initial assessment must be booked to establish safe and comfortable way forward.

Practitioners: Array

Pregnancy/Maternity Massage

Massage is a great way to relieve the physical discomfort and emotional stress that can accompany pregnancy. It relaxes the mind and body, relieving muscular tension, promotes wellbeing and improves sleep at night. Massage can help after the birth too. As well as giving you some precious time to look after yourself, it promotes muscle healing and spinal alignment, important factors in returning your body to its pre-pregnancy state.

Pregnancy/Maternity Reflexology

Reflexology stimulates healing throughout the body using pressure points on the feet.  It is an ancient Eastern healing tradition based on the principle that all parts of our body are connected by energy pathways which end in the hands, feet and head.  Reflexology can be used to support pregnancy, labour and the post-natal period. It aims to look after the mind, body and spirit of the mother and baby to be.

Private Yoga Classes

The aim of Private yoga classes is to address your needs in an intimate environment and deal with very specific to you issues. This is a highly beneficial way to enter, maintain and progress into your practice whether it is for therapeutic purposes or simply enjoying the private time.

There are many reasons why people prefer private one-to-one yoga sessions – it could be heavy work load schedule that prevents you from attending set group times, need to look into a specific difficulty in your current practice, special needs that are difficult to address in a group environment, or simply needing some time to yourself. Whatever your reasons, a private yoga session will give you the comfortable space, personal attention and time to address your needs.

Practitioners: Stamena Milusheva


Reflexology is an ancient Eastern healing tradition based on the principle that all parts of our body are connected by energy pathways which end in the hands, feet and head. A reflexology treatment uses pressure massage on specific areas of the feet to stimulate healing in the corresponding organs, glands and structures. This releases areas of tension and helps energy to flow more freely throughout your body.


Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.

Relax and Restore

A 30min Mindful relaxation, restoring you to feel Calm, Positive and ready to continue your busy day.

Practitioners: Maxine Kear


Rolfing is a form of body work which aims to restructure the body and re-align it to work in harmony within the field of gravity.  It does this through movement, touch and re-education designed to release patterns of stress and tension held in the body. Past injury, illness, physical and emotional trauma affect the way we hold our bodies, as does our lifestyle. When one part of our body is out of alignment the rest of the body compensates, Rolfing believes it is vital to realign the whole body and to re-educate the body in new ways of movement.

Practitioners: Madeleine Zagni


Shiatsu is an ancient Japanese therapy that literally translated means ‘finger pressure’. Like acupuncture, shiatsu works on pressure points and meridians, or energy pathways. But instead of needles, a shiatsu practitioner uses their fingers, thumbs and sometimes elbows, knees, hands and feet to massage pressure points and meridians, restoring balance to the flow of vital energy, or Qi, in the body.

Practitioners: Carla Hanreck and Kirsty Harper

Siddha Marma Full Body Massage

The Siddha System is said to be the oldest traditional treatment system in the world. Each body contains 107 ‘marma points’ and the systematic stimulation of each; interspersed with varied flowing strokes can facilitate and accelerate the systems natural healing capabilities. Also know as Marma Point Massage.

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Practitioners: Nadia Hillman

Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing (S.E) is one of the most natural and powerful methods for reducing mental and physical discomfort and trauma. There is growing acceptance in leading therapeutic opinion that deep change and healing requires the involvement of the body. S.E. taps into natural instincts and processes in the body that release and relieve suffering and lead you back to balance. It is also something well worth experiencing

Practitioners: Jon Bauer

Soul Integration Therapy

A combination of healing techniques designed to allow the recipient to connect at a deep level to her Soul’s purpose and through inner guidance find direction. Incorporating reiki, crystal healing and the use of essential oils, Soul Integration Therapy is recommended when seeking to live a purposeful life.

Practitioners: Ottavia Mazzoni

Spinal Touch

Spinal Touch is a philosophy and practice which seeks to help keep the bones of the skull, spine and pelvis in their proper relationship with each other, in order to allow the body to express its maximum potential.

Practitioners: Joanna Hanstead

Thai Foot Massage

Thai Foot Massage is a massage of the lower legs and feet that originated in Thailand about 2000 years ago. It has become an integral part of traditional Thai massage and has elements of Shiatsu, Reflexology, Chinese massage and Yoga incorporated into the massage itself. Thai Foot Massage involves hands on stretching and massage, along with the use of a stick to stimulate the reflex points. It is still taught by Buddhist monks in the temples of Thailand.

Practitioners: Carla Hanreck and Isha Olsen-Wells

Thai Yoga Massage

Thai Yoga massage is a traditional and ancient form of massage. It is a dynamic and flowing treatment that can be energising or relaxing. It will be adjusted to suit you and your needs, so a full consultation is taken at your first session and follow up ones at subsequent sessions. This is a great treatment if you are feeling stiff or inflexible and also great if you are flexible! TYM works on the idea that there are a multitude of invisible energy lines running through the body that carry life force, Prana. Prana is created by the air we breathe and the food we eat. The use of direct thumb pressure on the lines and stretching of these areas, is understood to release tension, inflammation and congestion in the body therefore improving well being and the flow of prana and dispelling weakness illness and disease. This is not a diagnostic treatment but works therapeutically to help release imbalance in the body, mind and spirit. There are direct similarities to yoga and their energy lines, prana nadis and Thai Yoga massage. This type of massage is experienced fully clothed (please wear or bring clothes you can easily stretch in) and on a futon.

Practitioners: Isha Olsen-Wells

Transference Healing

Receiving regular Transference Healing®supports you to achieve a consistent level of health, emotional, mental and physical balance as well as wellness, happiness and peace. It also promotes personal transformation and growth and fulfilment in all aspects of your life.
Practitioners: Anna Kwasigroch

Yoga for Therapy

The initial session is 90 min during which, the first 30 min is assessment and diagnostics. Your needs will be defined and agreed on, any health concerns will be addresses, your level of fitness and practice are taken into consideration, you will be asked number of health questions to establish your goals and ability. Following within the same 90 min initial consultation is 60 min of guided generic sequence with your needs in mind e.g. you may aim at addressing back pain, yoga for pregnancy, anxiety, mental health, weight loss, sleeping difficulties etc. This will allow the therapist an opportunity to establish further a more specific bespoke practice for you. The session can be recorded if you desire so and the recording can serve further as your reminder and home maintenance practice until your next appointment.

A second follow up session of 60 min is recommended where you will be given your own personal practice based on the findings of the initial consultation. You can decide to book further more classes and work with your therapist under supervision (we recommend this approach), or try your new sequence at home alone.

Block follow up package at reduced rate is available to give you a chance to establish comfortable routine.

Yoga Therapy is used as a supplementing tool along with your current medical treatment (if any is done) to serve as a catalyst for the natural body’s ability to heal and reestablish balance.

Yoga therapy is very beneficial for the following conditions:
* Back pain

  • Anxiety
  • Pregnancy and post pregnancy
  • Sleeping problems
  • Mental wellness through mindfulness
  • Hight blood pressure, diabetes and high levels of cholesterol (along with diet alignment)
  • Weight management (along with diet alignment)
  • During breast cancer recovery
  • Management of pre-menopausal symptoms
  • Digestive disorders
  • Various physical problems – tight hips, sport injuries and rehabilitation, joints problems, and other.
Practitioners: Stamena Milusheva